Conscription

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, from left, Eritrean under-20 soccer players Hermon Fessehaye Yohannes, Simon Asmelash Mekonen, Hanibal Girmay Tekle, and Mewael Tesfai Yosief talk together in a house where they are staying in Uganda. Four young players with Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team have defected during a tournament in Uganda, the latest players to leave one of the world's most tightly controlled regimes. (AP Photo)
October 12, 2019 - 10:27 am
PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected...
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October 12, 2019 - 2:05 am
PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an Orwellian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected...
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Sangmoon Bae, of South Korea, watches his shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
May 07, 2019 - 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — He was away from golf for two years, and his world ranking plummeted lower than it had been at any point in his career. For Sangmoon Bae, the re-entry has not gone as well as he would have liked. Bae started well enough at the Wells Fargo Championship until his five birdies...
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